Map of Angola

Population: 18.498m
Life expectancy men: 47.2 years
Life expectancy women: 51.4 years
Infant mortality rate: 10.5%
GNI per capita: 1627 US$
HDI ranking: 148/187 Low
What are these?

Tearfund has been working in Angola for more than 20 years and currently works with eight partners. Here is a selection of their work: 

The Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola runs a range of projects in community development, human rights, literacy, and care for people living with HIV.

Active in HIV prevention, the Reformed Evangelical Church in Angola used its close links with communities to 

distribute food rations after flooding in Uíge Province. A centre run by the Angolan Evangelical Alliance (AEA) serves a slum area in Kikolo with healthcare and HIV education.

El Shaddai addresses double discrimination suffered by disabled people who also live with HIV, offering counselling and practical care and re-educating communities.

The AEA theological college ISTEL trains pastoral workers to combat ignorance about HIV and promote hope, acceptance, respect, inclusion and self-esteem. 

UIEA, a denomination in southern Angola, is increasing the number of people in Huila Province who know their HIV status through the promotion of voluntary testing. 

Through training and publications, Rede Esperança (Hope Network) is empowering church leaders to serve communities affected by HIV.

GBECA, an evangelical student organisation, is targeting a reduction of HIV in Huila and Namibe provinces and overcoming taboos in schools and churches through open discussion of HIV, sex and sexuality.

Please pray:

  • for people living in poverty in Angola.
  • for our Angolan partners as they seek to help others.
  • for Angola: for justice, peace, good health and hope for everyone.

More on Angola

Latest on our website about Angola.

  • As World AIDS Day approaches, we report from Angola on how the church is making a positive contribution to tackling misinformation and stigma.

  • Pastor Cajú has been through more than most of us can imagine, having experienced first-hand the horrors of the Angolan civil war. The violence he witnessed moved Cajú to become an ordained minister. Since then he has set about transforming his community through the work of the church.